Past Event: “Experts Dialogue on Coping with Violent Conflict & State Fragility”

June 16, 2016, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Conference Room E, UNHQ


Left to right: Luise Rürup (Executive Director, FES New York), H.E. Mahmoud Saikal (Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the UN), Volker Lehmann (Senior Policy Analyst, FES New York)

The seventieth anniversary of the United Nations made 2015 a watershed year for international efforts to renew and strengthen how the international community copes with violent conflict and state fragility. In addition to various UN initiatives, such as the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance released a comprehensive set of recommendations on how the UN, the African Union, and other partners can better contribute to conflict prevention, management, resolution, and the promotion of “just security”.

Reflecting on these and other recent developments, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) New York Office co-hosted an “Experts Dialogue on Coping with Violent Conflict & State Fragility” at the United Nations. The event brought together member states, UN officials, and civil society actors to assess the progress achieved by recent initiatives, identify gaps in the existing reform agendas, and discuss ways to enhance existing global networks and coalitions – or create new ones – to better address key aspects of violent conflict and state fragility.


Synthesis Report

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